26 de setembro de 2020

September 25th, 2020

September 25th, 2020 (Friday) 8:50-10:40 am: no newts today!
This is my first day back on the road since August 14th, due to the wildfires, poor air quality, and preserve closure. Things looked pretty normal - some hikers, especially at the first county park parking lot, and the other trails. Not too many fishermen, and the rowing club was open but quiet.
The weather was perfect - a bit cold in the morning, nice in the sun.
Other roadkills - a few wasps, bees, grasshopper, and a moth, and some unidentified mammal.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 3 trucks, 17 cars, 11 bikes, 7 pedestrians, and 29 cars parked by the road and in the parking lots.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

Publicado em 26 de setembro de 2020, 12:11 MANHÃ por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

15 de agosto de 2020

August 14th, 2020

August 14th, 2020 (Friday) 8:30-10:00 am: no newts today! This is the 12th week with no newts.
I started early to avoid the heat, but it was already hot at 8:30 am, and by the time I was done it was 30 c
Other roadkills - a few wasps, bees, and many ants - there was a nuptial flight, probably Formica ants. I saw some live and dead winged queens on the road.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 4 trucks, 28 cars, 25 bikes, 12 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

Publicado em 15 de agosto de 2020, 05:02 MANHÃ por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

07 de agosto de 2020

August 6th

August 6th, 2020 (Thursday) 9:30-11:00 am: no newts today! This is the 11th week with no newts.
It was cold, cloudy at first, cleared out later.
Other roadkills - a few wasps, and a tiny fence lizard.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 4 trucks (including a large double-truck that was driving on the road past the quarry, and a UPS truck), 64 cars, 12 bikes, 5 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

Publicado em 07 de agosto de 2020, 04:49 TARDE por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

July 29th

I forgot to write a journal post...
July 29th, 2020 (Wednesday) around 9:30-11:00 am: no newts today! This is the 10th week with no newts.
Other roadkills - a few insects - flies, wasps, bees, a caterpillar, and a beetle. Also saw a yellowjacket carrying a dead Ashy Gray Lady Beetle on the road - my first observation of that species :)
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Traffic: 7 trucks, 63 cars, 23 bikes, 19 pedestrians, 2 dogs.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open.

Publicado em 07 de agosto de 2020, 04:45 TARDE por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

23 de julho de 2020

July 22nd

July 22nd, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:30-11:00 am: no newts today! This is the 9th week with no newts (assuming there were no newts on the road last week. I wasn't there to check).
It was cool, very windy. No rain.
Other roadkills - a few insects.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Busy traffic: 8 trucks, 82 cars, 6 motorcycles, 8 bikes, 9 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open, with very load speakers, that can be heard from remote parts of the road. All county park parking lots were open.

Publicado em 23 de julho de 2020, 05:10 TARDE por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

16 de julho de 2020

July 9th, 2020

July 9th, 2020 (Thursday) 9:00-10:30 am: no newts today! This is the 7th week with no newts.
It was hot.
Other roadkills - a few insects, including a tarantula hawk, and a tiny fence lizard
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0 in; YTD: 21.78 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 2 trucks, 24 cars, 20 bikes, 23 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.
I'm posting this a week late. I'm afraid I'll have to skip this week. I'll try and make it next week

Publicado em 16 de julho de 2020, 12:26 MANHÃ por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

02 de julho de 2020

July 1st, 2020

July 1st, 2020 (Wednesday) 8:30-10:00 am: no newts today! This is the 6th week with no newts.
The weather was nice, even cool in the shade.
Other roadkills - only a couple of honey bees and a beetle were found today. Maybe it was windy, and the wind got everything?
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0 in; YTD: 21.78 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 5 trucks, 18 cars, 11 bikes, 20 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open. All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.

Publicado em 02 de julho de 2020, 04:41 TARDE por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

24 de junho de 2020

June 23rd, 2020

June 23rd, 2020 (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 11:00 am: no newts today! This is the 5th week with no newts.
The weather was hot (the weekend was ok, but otherwise it's been hot).
Other roadkills - honey bees, ants, beetles, centipede, moth, spider, fly.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0.01 in; YTD: 21.78 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 12 trucks, 32 cars, 16 bikes, 13 pedestrians.
The rowing club was open, with people inside. I didn't notice it was open last week.
All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.

Publicado em 24 de junho de 2020, 12:31 MANHÃ por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

19 de junho de 2020

June 17th, 2020

June 17th, 2020 (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 10:30 am: no newts today! This is the 4th week with no newts.
The weather was hot (a new heat-wave just began).
Other roadkills - honey bees, ants, beetles, one caterpillar.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0.01 in; YTD: 21.78 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 8 trucksb (4 of which PG&E headed south on the road), 27 cars, 8 bikes, 6 pedestrians, and 3 horses.
All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.

Publicado em 19 de junho de 2020, 04:20 TARDE por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

13 de junho de 2020

June 12th, 2020

June 12th, 20 (Friday) 9:00 am – 10:45 am: no newts today! This is the 3rd week with no newts.
The weather was nice (it was hot on Tuesday-Thursday).
Other roadkills - two rodents, not too far away from each other, but they were not the same. A few honey bees, ants, a fly, spider, beetles.
Coverage: north part - the county park parking lot till the second stop sign.
Rainfall: (MTD: 0.01 in; YTD: 21.78 in). Data from - http://www.weathercat.net/wxraindetail.php
Traffic: 10 trucks, 25 cars, 35 bikes, 15 pedestrians.
All county park parking lots were open, no street parking near the first County Park parking lot.

Publicado em 13 de junho de 2020, 03:34 MANHÃ por merav merav | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário